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Authorities Identify Pair Found Dead in Knightdale

Posted May 27, 2007
Updated May 28, 2007

— Investigators are trying to figure out how two people ended up dead in a Knightdale mobile home.

When Wake County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at 2141 Marks Creek Road in Knightdale at around 7:40 a.m. Sunday, they found the homeowner, Brady Andrew Marsh, 77, and Cynthia Anna Ennis, 47, of Trudy Lane in Garner, dead inside.

Investigators said it appeared the pair had been dead for more than a day. Neighbors said Marsh lived alone and Ennis visited frequently. Preliminary signs pointed to a relationship that came to a violent end, investigators said.

“There are no suspects in this case. Of course, at this time, we believe it’s contained in the trailer right now,” said Operations Chief Richard Johnson of the sheriff’s office.

Those who knew Marsh said violence contradicted their image of him.

“He’s a fine fella, seemed to be a likeable gentleman, too,” said neighbor James Collins.

Ruth Buell had similar memories of her neighbor.

“He always had a big garden every year and sold vegetables to all the neighbors – gave a lot them away,” she said. “He was good to everybody in the neighborhood.”

That’s why Buell said she went to check on Marsh Sunday morning and discovered both people dead.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before, and I certainly hope never (to) again,” she said.

The cause of the deaths is not yet known.


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  • knowitall May 29, 2007

    I knew Mr. Brady Marsh from a church that I used to attend. He went to that church for several years. He was such a giving man. He would take members of the church family seasonal vegetables and flowers. When we had a gathering he would bring homemade dishes. What a loss. A terrible tragedy. This could have been prevented by visits from his church. He needed people in his life. So sad.

  • sfo49er May 28, 2007

    asjohnson - It always happens to the the good people.

  • asjohnson May 28, 2007

    This was very sad to hear. I knew Mr. Marsh and he was a very nice and generous man, I used to deliver his mail and he would always meet me at the mailbox with flowers or some vegetables from his garden. I hope that the family may find peace.

  • SunnyDays May 28, 2007

    Does it really matter whether they (he) lived in a mobile home or a million home, two people are dead, and at this point a cause has not been determined, and I doubt a well respected 71 year old man of the community would have had drugs in his home. Just my thought.

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount May 28, 2007

    I can sum this up, with one word: "HUH?"

    >I know it has been happening all along, but if we all don;t try >some how to pull all together who is going to be let in this >world in twenty years or even thirty years to report the news or >even read the news.... If the truth was to be told, probally >over half does not know why they were even fighting or know what >they even DIED

  • atozca May 28, 2007

    "Preliminary signs pointed to a relationship that came to a violent end, investigators said." ..."The cause of the deaths is not yet known."

    Huh? If it was a violent ending then it seems the cause would be apparent.

    May God bless their families in this time of loss.

  • gcfarms May 28, 2007

    No one knows what goes on behind closed doors. Love triangle? Drugs? Assisted suicide? Who knows. Authorities will figure it out.

  • mom2threecld May 27, 2007

    who cares what they lived in. these people are dead and that is the tragedy

  • diwanicki May 27, 2007

    sometimes I still call a mobile home a trailer. Thats not what the story is about though. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

  • jim2dart May 27, 2007

    mobile home, manufactuered home, multifamily home, single famly home, exclusive home...it doesn't matter, to someone it's home and that's what matters. Let justice prevail and God Bless.